5 facts of Fauquier Friday: The history museums of the department


Clockwise from top left: Photos of veterans at the Fauquier County African-American Historical Association, a clean slate for three football teams, and the Warrenton building that will house a center drug treatment.


Museums operate in Fauquier County, sharing their collections and conducting educational programs:

• African-American Historical Association of Fauquier County, Les Plaines.

• Elk Run Church Museum, Midland.

• Museum of the gold mining camp at Monroe Park, Goldvein.

• The Cold War Museum, Vint Hill.

• The Fauquier Heritage & Preservation Foundation, Marshall.

• The Fauquier Historical Society, Warrenton.


Full-time vacant teaching positions that Fauquier County public schools listed on their job boards Friday at noon.

Of these, the school system is seeking to fill 14 primary teaching posts, 4 in mathematics, 4 in special education and 3 each in Spanish and reading.

$ 1.1 million

The estimated cost of renovating a building on Hospital Hill in Warrenton to a 16 bed clinic for clients in drug rehab.

The PATH Foundation has committed $ 700,000 to the project, with the Rappahannock Rapidan Community Service Board providing $ 300,000.

The Fauquier County government plans to allocate $ 100,000 in funding from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 for the planned renovation at 340 Hospital Drive.

Built in the 1970s, the 7,800 square foot building previously housed the RRCSB mental health clinic, which moved into a renovated structure at 12 North Hill Drive last fall.


The average number of days a single family home sold in Fauquier last month was on the market.

In July 2020, the average number of days on the market stood at 49.

Year over year, the median selling price in Fauquier rose 3% to $ 500,000, according to Greater Piedmont Realtors, the regional industry organization.

Last month, 144 Fauquier homes sold, down 14% from July 2020. And active listings are down 21% to 144.


The combined record for all three of the county’s high school varsity football teams in 2019, in their last regular season.

Liberty finished 11-1, with a playoff loss. Fauquier recorded 4 wins and 6 losses. Kettle Run finished 1-9.

The teams played an abridged season last spring due to the pandemic.

All three teams open 10-game seasons on Friday, August 27.


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